TEC Square applies its “straight-through” principle to its design of standardization plants, our “7-in-1 Processing” technology. We prefer to store a product only if it is absolutely necessary. For this purpose, we provide an energy efficient solution from raw milk storage straight to and including pre-evaporation. Our design does the following operations in one step:
- Fat standardization +/- <0.03%
- Protein standardization +/- <0.03%
- Milk clarification
- WPNI heat treatment (low, medium, high heat)
- Integrated legal pasteurisation. Please refer to our detail Pasteurisation page for additional information.
- Pre-concentration of product (up to 35% TS)
- Cooling of pre-concentrate, condensate & raw cream
High savings on Capital Expenditure and Operational Costs
This system will generate operational savings of about 5 to 10% on energy alone, compared to traditional systems. The exact savings depend on the application and product requirements.
Characteristics and advantages of 7-in-1 Processing
Our solution requires less processing equipment, which in turn requires less building volume.
Straight through processing
TEC Square provides an integrated process solution, from raw milk storage directly to pre-concentrate storage.
We provide in-line pre-evaporation with maximum balanced heat recuperation. We store pre-evaporate at temperatures < 8°C, using incoming raw milk at 5°C as a cooling medium.
Further raw cream and “cow” water are cooled down to 10 and 12°C respectively, allowing a prolonged storage time before usage or treatment.
TEC Square does not use steam injection and flash cooling to have quick heat treatment.
We prefer heat treatment through plate heat exchanger technology.
Heat Treatment specific for each product
Heat treatment is done with plate heat exchangers, which are flexible by nature.
CIP Planned every 10-12 hours
We do not believe in long running times. As such, we do not use steam injection as heat treatment. We prefer smooth and efficient running conditions with intermediate cleaning afterwards.